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I've been wanting to make this table (source: Jeff Grubb (April 1987). “Plane Speaking: Tuning in to the Outer Planes”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #120 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–43.) for a long time:

Plane Planar Fork[1] Color Pool[2][3][4][5] Ethereal Curtain[6][7][8][9]
Material Pitch or Chord
The Prime Steel about this audio file listen ColorPoolMaterial.png Silver EtherealCurtainMaterial.png Metallic silver or turquoise
The Feywild Emerald green Opalescent white
The Shadowfell ColorPoolShadow.png Spiraling black Silver or dusky gray
Elemental Planes
Fire Copper about this audio file listen ColorPoolFire.png Fire emerald EtherealCurtainFire.png Flickering green or red
Earth Zinc about this audio file listen ColorPoolEarth.png Moss granite EtherealCurtainEarth.png Flickering gray or brown
Water Lead about this audio file listen ColorPoolWater.png Dark blue EtherealCurtainWater.png Flickering blue or green
Air Tin about this audio file listen ColorPoolAir.png Pale blue EtherealCurtainAir.png Flickering white or blue
Para-elemental Planes
Smoke Bronze about this audio file listen Pearl
Magma Brass about this audio file listen Maroon
Ooze Zinc/lead about this audio file listen Chocolate
Ice Pewter about this audio file listen Aquamarine
Quasi-Elemental Planes
Radiance Copper A♯ about this audio file listen Shifting rainbow
Mineral Zinc A♯ about this audio file listen Milky pink
Steam Lead A♯ about this audio file listen Ivory
Lightning Tin A♯ about this audio file listen Violet
Ash Copper A♭ about this audio file listen Dark gray
Dust Zinc A♭ about this audio file listen Dun
Salt Lead A♭ about this audio file listen Tan
Vacuum Tin A♭ about this audio file listen Ebony
Energy Planes
Positive None known ColorPoolPositive.png Shining white EtherealCurtainPositive.png Shining white
Negative None known ColorPoolNegative.png Cold ebony EtherealCurtainNegative.png Glossy black
Transitive Planes
Ethereal Glass[tbl 1] about this audio file listen ColorPoolEthereal.png Spiraling white
Astral Quartz[tbl 2] about this audio file listen Swirling gray
Shadow ColorPoolShadow.png Spiraling black Silver or dusky gray
Outer Planes
Outlands Platinum about this audio file listen ColorPoolOutlands.png Leather brown Brown
Cynosure None None None
The Fugue None None None
Mechanus Silver about this audio file listen ColorPoolMechanus.png Diamond White
Arcadia
  Abellio
  Buxenus
  Layer 3
Gold
C♯ about this audio file listen
C♯ major about this audio file listen
C♯ minor about this audio file listen

ColorPoolArcadia.png Saffron

Pale yellow
Celestia
  Lunia
  Mercuria
  Venya
  Other layers
Gold
about this audio file listen
D major about this audio file listen
D minor about this audio file listen
Unknown

ColorPoolCelestia.png Gold


Brilliant yellow
Bytopia
  Dothion
  Shurrock
Gold
E♭ about this audio file listen
E♭ major about this audio file listen

ColorPoolBytopia.png Amber
Dark yellow
Elysium
  Amoria
  Eronia
  Belierin
  Thalasia
Gold
about this audio file listen
E major about this audio file listen
E minor about this audio file listen
Unknown

ColorPoolElysium.png Opal


Dark green
The Beastlands
  Krigala
  Brux
  Karasuthra
Gold
about this audio file listen
F major about this audio file listen
F minor about this audio file listen

ColorPoolBeastlands.png Emerald

Emerald green
Arborea
  Arvandor
    Arvandor
  Aquallor
  Mithardir
Gold
F♯ about this audio file listen

F♯ major about this audio file listen
F♯ minor about this audio file listen

ColorPoolArborea.png Sapphire
Dark green

Bright blue
Ysgard
  Ysgard
  Muspelheim
  Nidavellir
Gold
about this audio file listen
G major about this audio file listen
G minor about this audio file listen

ColorPoolYsgard.png Indigo

Purple
Limbo Nickel C[tbl 3] about this audio file listen ColorPoolLimbo.png Jet Swirling black
Pandemonium
  Pandesmos
  Cocytus
  Phlegethon
  Agathion
Iron
C♯ about this audio file listen
C♯ major about this audio file listen
C♯ minor about this audio file listen
Unknown

ColorPoolPandemonium.png Magenta


Crimson
The Abyss
  Layer 1
  Other layers
Iron
about this audio file listen
Unknown[tbl 4]

ColorPoolAbyss.png Amethyst
Swirling red
Carceri
  Orthrys
  Cathrys
  Minethys
  Other layers
Iron
E♭ about this audio file listen
E♭ major about this audio file listen
E♭ minor about this audio file listen
Unknown

ColorPoolCarceri.png Olive or red


Gray-green
Hades
  Oinos
  Niflheim
  Pluton
Iron
about this audio file listen
E major about this audio file listen
E minor about this audio file listen

ColorPoolHades.png Rust

Iron gray
Dark red
Gehenna
  Khalas
  Chamada
  Mungoth
  Krangath
Iron
about this audio file listen
F major about this audio file listen
F minor about this audio file listen
Unknown

ColorPoolGehenna.png Russet


Bright red
The Nine Hells
  Avernus
  Dis
  Minauros
  Other layers
Iron
F♯ about this audio file listen
F♯ major about this audio file listen
F♯ minor about this audio file listen
Unknown

ColorPoolBaator.png Ruby


Red & black
Acheron
  Avalas
  Thuldanin
  Tintibulus
  Ocanthus
Iron
about this audio file listen
G major about this audio file listen
G minor about this audio file listen
Unknown

ColorPoolAcheron.png Flame


Metallic red
  1. Glass always breaks in casting of spell.
  2. Quartz breaks about half the time in casting of spell.
  3. Precise determination of destination layer not possible.
  4. Lower layers may be reached through random chords.

Let me know if you have any suggestions. Right now, I have it sitting in the Plane shift article.

~ Lhynard (talk) 03:12, July 9, 2018 (UTC)


This is amazing. An excellent addition to plane shift lore. And pretty cool for musically inclined players and DMs! :)

Is there a more recent version of this table that includes newer planes such as the Feywild and the Shadowfell, for example?

Sirwhiteout (talk) 19:02, July 9, 2018 (UTC)


If there is a newer version, I don't know if it. I myself was wondering how one might get to even the Plane of Shadow, to say nothing of the 4e or 5e planes. It is easy for a DM to fill in some missing notes or materials or fancy chords. Maybe adamantine B for Shadow and mithral B for the Feywild? I think I might have my players have to figure out that an augmented chord takes them to the fourth layer. :)
~ Lhynard (talk) 20:05, July 9, 2018 (UTC)


The Far Realm.[]

I have come up with a tuning fork for the far realm: Black quarts tuning fork tuned to a D4 minor, this opens a swirling Watercourse green portal.

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